Floyd Town Jubilee Father’s Day Concert in the Park

GrascalsKennyandAmandaSmithSunday, June 15th at 3pm – 

Concert in the Park

Sunday, June 15th at 3pm is The Floyd Town Jubilee Concert in the Park. This event will take place from 3pm to 8pm in the Warren G. Lineberry Community Park, located on South Locust Street, Downtown Floyd, VA. This is a free event featuring The Grascals, Kenny and Amanda Smith and more! Floyd Town Jubilee is a series of free events brought to you by The Town of Floyd to bring people closer together. Look for face painting and more for little music fans.

Floyd Fest Latest Update


FloydFest Celebrates 13th

Year with ‘Revolutionary’ Line-Up and Streamlined Logistics

Floyd, VA – April 14th, 2014 – Since its inception, FloydFest, the summer outdoor music festival near Floyd, VA, has celebrated its status as a truly unique, fiercely independent festival experience that challenges the definition of the typical ‘summer music festival.’ That’s why, for its 13th year, FloydFest is bringing its fans a Revolutionary 5-day music, outdoors, and healing arts experience that will embrace the beauty of creativity, evolution, and positive change. Among the changes taking place this year, the festival is offering attendees a full 5-day staycation, from July 23rd – 27th. Festival-goers will also discover a bold new musical line-up, featuring an unprecedented melding of R&B, Blues, Reggae, Americana, and more.

“We are committed to constantly stretching our horizons so that we may continue to grow as a festival and as a community,” says co-founder and CEO Kris Hodges. “We’re re-inventing themes, exploring new musical genres, and providing an uncharted experience for our fans that will both challenge and fulfill the body and soul.”

Implementing positive change requires a great deal of communication, and FloydFest has been working diligently to implement suggestions from attendees in years past that will help make this year’s festival as enjoyable as possible. For 2014, the following important logistical changes have been put in place:


All on- site campers will be given a designated 15×15 camping area with the purchase of a Tent Tag prior to the festival. All RV camping has been moved off the festival site to the nearby Delta lot, while the Bravo lot will be designated for off-site car camping. All car campers will be issued a parking ticket that allots for a 10×10 parking space right next to their vehicle.


All General Admission parking has been moved off-site to the Alpha lot. The Alpha, Bravo, and Delta lots are all flat, spacious, and easily-accessible to all types of vehicles. To make the check-in process easier, Alpha Lot ticket check-in and parking payment will occur directly at the lot, so be sure to bring cash! Spaces for RV’s at the Delta Lot and Car Camping at the Bravo Lot will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis during the festival, unless sold out via pre-event online sales. Powered RV spots are currently sold-out.

Shuttle Service

Shuttles to and from the festival site and all parking lots will run continuously from 9am until 2am every day. Each individual shuttle will be assigned a truck with an equipment trailer, so campers will never have to be separated from their gear.

Severe Weather Preparedness

Summer weather in the Blue Ridge Mountains is about as predictable as next year’s FloydFest theme, and the festival has taken every possible precaution to ensure that attendees will be safe, comfortable and able to access transportation should a severe weather event occur. FloydFest staff have planned extensively with all local farmers, garages, and area law enforcement regarding severe weather preparedness and evacuation procedures. Harboring fears of an on-site mud pit? Fear no longer – this year’s festival site will feature gravel pathways from the entrance all the way through the main field.

“Our top priority has been and always will be the safety, comfort, and enjoyment of our attendees,” says Hodges. “We received a lot of great feedback from last year, and we’re utilizing it to ensure that we bring FloydFest fans the safest, most enjoyable festival experience that we possibly can.”

For more information and the full 2014 ‘Revolutionary’ artist line-up, visit www.floydfest.com, or call 1-888-VA-FESTS.

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4 H Clubs Nurture Floyd County Youth

Floyd County has a thriving youth development program. Along with in-school 4-H clubs there are several community clubs in Floyd County:
Sewing Club:  meets monthly with occasional workshops – all sewing skills are welcomed.
Livestock Club:  meets monthly in the Check area.
Shooting Club:  members in this club love shooting sports and are working towards participating in local and state competitions.
Horse Club:  This club meets each month in the Floyd area and focuses on everything horses.  You do not have to have a horse to be an active member in this club.
Destination Teen Club:  Teen members 8th-12th grade have monthly meetings and activities.  They focus on leadership, communication, community service and lots of fun.  An exciting event for this club is the 4-H Exchange with other states.
Living Heritage Club:  Members of this club meet in the Willis/Indian Valley area.  As a group they focus on heritage skills and livestock production.  You do not have to own any animals to be a part of this group.
The Floyd County Destination Teen Club is active.
Mary Dickerson shares–
Several members spend a week at 4-H camp at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake either as a teen counselor or counselor-in-training.  Members help with the County Contest each year as room assistants when elementary students present projects at a continued event in the spring. The club helps serve concessions at the County Fair, the Arts and Crafts Festival, and the Ag Expo.
The Club participates in community service projects each year – they sponsor an annual contest between the county’s elementary schools to collect soda can tabs to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Club members serve snow cones as an added treat on Field Day for the students who collect the most tabs.  They also collect food for the local food pantry. This past spring, club members assisted a Master Gardeners group with a beatification project at the Floyd County Animal Shelter; this effort was storied in the Humane Society’s newsletter, The Scratching Post.
Travel is important to the Destination 4-H Teen Club – they participated in an exchange trip with a club in Hardin, Montana in the summer of 2008.  Floyd members and chaperones traveled to Montana by train. When they arrived, Hardin 4-H members, families and community supporters welcomed Floyd 4-Hers into their homes. They planned a variety of activities and some educational experience for their guests. Highlights for Floyd members included: camping in Yellowstone National Park, visiting Old Faithful geyser, and visiting the Battle of Little Big Horn National Monument and the associated battlefield.
Members were also able to visit a working ranch, the Crow Indian Reservation, and observe snow-capped mountains in July. In July 2009, Floyd members reciprocated to host 4-H members from Little Big Horn County in their homes. Local families shared local sights and experiences with their friends from the “Big Sky Country.” The combined groups and chaperones experienced some of what Virginia has to offer by visiting Jamestown, the Virginia Aquarium, Busch Gardens, and Virginia Beach. The Floyd club has expressed an interest in another exchange trip-possibly to Texas-next summer. The group will be raising funds by a variety of ways to help finance their next adventure.
Important names – Penny Webster is program assistant for youth development; Cindy Beckner, 4-H support staff; Dawn Barnes and Jon Vest, Extension Agents, serve as advisors and provide invaluable assistance to the club. Julius Dickerson is the adult volunteer leader. He is assisted by his wife, Eunice. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Paul C. Webb Youth Center (barn to the right as you enter the Floyd County Recreation Park) from September through June.

If you are interested in
being a member of any of these clubs,
please contact the
Floyd County Virginia Cooperative Extension Office at (540) 745-9308
and they will be glad to assist you.

Luis A Garcia
Proprietor / Graphic Designer
FLOYD VIRGINIA publication
(540) 320 1045 – luis@floydmagazine.com

This story was published in Floyd Magazine Fall/Winter 2010 ~Senior Editor Dee Wallace